Pancoast syndrome caused by metastasis to the superior mediastinum of hepatocellular carcinoma

J. J. Hung, S. C. Lin, Wen Hu Hsu*

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Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is common in Taiwan. Recently, extrahepatic metastases have developed more frequently in patients due to prolonged survival rates to which improved diagnostic and treatment methods have contributed. We present here a case of a 46-year-old man with an unusual metastasis to the superior mediastinum causing Pancoast syndrome eight months after a right hepatic lobectomy for HBV-related HCC. Early detection and prompt treatment of paraspinal metastasis are important to relieve symptoms and prevent permanent loss of neurological functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-465
Number of pages3
JournalThoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Volume55
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • Extrahepatic metastasis
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Pancoast syndrome
  • Superior mediastinum

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